I lived for years with clutter and chaos in my home from caring for a sick parent (my Mom had Alzheimer’s) while managing a household with husband, kids and cats…all while attempting to run multiple businesses. Looking back, I realize how organized I had to be to handle it all as well as I did, but it wasn’t pretty. I survived by ignoring non-essentials and allowing them to pile up around me. (I later realized I had sacrificed some essentials too.) When my time caring for my mother came to an end, I looked around and was shocked at the fall out. I was ashamed and weary and I didn’t want to live like that anymore. I didn’t want my family to live like that anymore. So I set out to change it. And me.
I finally began to care for myself far more than I had for years, exploring holistic remedies and reteaching myself the powerful impact of rest and balance. I read tons of books and listened to thought leaders and expert organizers who inspired me to clear our space and follow my calling. Once I organized where my family lived, I saw how much it changed *how* we lived. I witnessed firsthand how much organizing and minimizing can heal. And I knew I had to help others experience that.
I started to serve others as a professional organizer and Positively Productive Systems was born. As I worked with clients in their spaces, I noticed how deeply rooted clutter is and how it’s a symptom of something greater. I quickly added productivity coach to title and then became a Life Coach who organizes lives. It’s the perfect fit for me because I have one of those backgrounds that serves my clients in a multitude of ways. I have years of experience with extreme stress, the guilt of motherhood, self-care struggles, corporate world angst, direct sales, marital mindfulness, diet & exercise challenges, entrepreneurial endeavors, personal development, holistic living, and so much more.
Since I began my business, I’ve been a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and acquired my Life Coach Certification in February 2017. Now I’m equipped to serve a client’s whole life, from mindset to minimizing.
I absolutely adore helping others strive toward their goals and dreams by clearing away what’s no longer needed and finding the right focus. My approach is holistic and realistic, always mindful of the underlying reasons for overwhelm. Coaching is customized to person and purpose. I take my role as a helper and healer seriously, but believe laughter and a positive attitude are imperative.
I believe it’s not just about being productive. It’s about how a positive, grateful mindset will lead you there. That’s why I named my company Positively Productive and was given the nickname “Positively Lisa”. (Many thanks to Twitter for starting that trend — turns out Positively Productive was too long for a tweeting handle??!)
Now that you know more about me, are you ready to share your story? Do you want to find clarity and confidence and figure out what’s next and how to get there? Are you curious about how coaching can help you? I invite you to contact me to schedule a positively powerful courtesy coaching experience. Coffee is optional and also my treat if we meet in person.